John Larsen

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John Larsen
John Larsen 1952.jpg
John Larsen in 1952
Personal information
Born (1913-08-27)27 August 1913
Østre Aker, Oslo, Norway
Died 5 August 1989(1989-08-05) (aged 75)
Oslo, Norway
Sport
Sport Sports shooting
Event(s) Rifle, 100 metre running deer
Club Oslo Sportsskyttere

John Harry Larsen (27 August 1913 – 5 August 1989) was a Norwegian rifle shooter who competed in the 100 metre running deer event at the 1952 and 1956 Olympics. He won a gold medal in 1952 and placed eighth in 1956. Larsen won seven gold medals at the ISSF World Shooting Championships in 1949–1954.[1] His son, John H. Larsen, Jr., also became an Olympic rifle shooter.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All ISSF World Championships medalists 1897–2005. issf-shooting.org
  2. ^ "John Larsen". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 20 October 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2015.